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Music of Indonesia

Various Artists
Music of Indonesia

An archipelago of over seventeen thousand islands, Indonesia has developed a rich and diverse musical culture influenced by the various ethnic and religious groups which have settled there. The first track, “Ile-Ile”, is a striking Batak (non-Muslim Indonesian from Sumatra) melody featuring the gambang, a wooden xylophone, while “Lagu Babar Lajar” showcases the Javanese Gamelan influence on Indonesian music, and is said to “accompany the dance of a warrior.”

Track Listing

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Ile-Ile: Batak Music Ropaoen Batoebara 2:34
102
Tari Piring Sadang Lawas (Plate Dance) Dancer, musicians with violin, rebana, tambourine, and flute/clarinet 1:28
103
Tumba Lela-Lelan Male singer with violin, young children 1:27
104
Bah Motoh: Temiar Music (Chorus, Drums) Mixed Temiar singers with percussion 3:22
105
Udan Liris (Vocal with Katjapi) Female Sundanese singer, katjapi player 1:26
106
Sorban Palid (Vocal with Katjapi & Violin) Female Sundanese singer, katjapi player, violinist 1:42
201
Lagu Babar Lajar: Instrumental (Gamelan, Saron and Bonang) Javanese gamelan ensemble 2:42
202
Lagu Srihardjono: Instrumental (Gamelan, Rebab, Gender & Suling) Javanese gamelan ensemble 2:53
203
Ganda Pura (Djanger Abijan-Timbul): Instrumental (Gamelan, Rebab) Mixed singers, Balinese gamelan ensemble 2:35
204
Peperangan Sira Pandji (Perabangsa-Classic Opera) Balinese opera performers, gamelan ensemble 3:02

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